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4:45 PM ET, November 28, 2008

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Joe Gould / NY Daily News:
Worker dies at Long Island Wal-Mart after being trampled in Black Friday stampede  —  A worker died after being trampled and a woman miscarried when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island Wal-Mart Friday morning, witnesses said.  —  The unidentified worker …
CNN:
Five hostages killed in Jewish center, chaos at hotel  —  MUMBAI, India (CNN) — The siege at a Jewish center in Mumbai is in its final stages, according to reports, but fighting still rages at a hotel in the city two days after terrorists launched a series of deadly attacks.
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Krittivas Mukherjee / Reuters:
Staff emerge as heroes in Mumbai hotel sieges
Emily Friedman / ABCNEWS:   U.S. Casualty Reports Emerge in Mumbai
New York Times:
Indian Commandos Storm Jewish Center
Washington Post:
Indian Forces Battle Gunmen in Effort to Rescue Hostages
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Wolff: Murdoch ‘absolutely despises’ O'Reilly  —  In Michael Wolff's forthcoming biography of Rupert Murdoch, “The Man Who Owns The News,” the author writes that the media mogul has seemed to turn away lately from his cable news network, and isn't fond its top-rated personality, Bill O'Reilly.
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Thanksgiving Cheer From Obama  —  He's assembled a first-rate economic team.  —  When President-elect Barack Obama's economic transition team met this month, everyone was there — inflation fighters, business leaders, union firebrands and leftist economists — creating confusion about where the new administration was headed.
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Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   MATTHEWS TAKING SENATE RUN SERIOUSLY.... The LA Times reported …
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Obama's Bush Doctrine  —  In electing Barack Obama, the country traded the foreign policy of the second President Bush for the foreign policy of the first President Bush.  —  That is the meaning of Obama's apparent decision to keep Robert Gates on as defense secretary and also to select Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.
Rich Leonard / Washington Post:
A Win-Win Bankruptcy Reform  —  I watched a middle-aged widow lose her home recently.  —  Her story was familiar.  She owned her simple brick residence outright until four years ago, when a mortgage broker stopped by and offered her a loan too good to be true.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Stephen S. Roach / New York Times:
Dying of Consumption  —  IT'S game over for the American consumer.  Inflation-adjusted personal consumption expenditures are on track for rare back-to-back quarterly declines in the second half of 2008 at a 3.5 percent average annual rate.  There are only four other instances since 1950 …
Discussion: Hot Air and TigerHawk
Edwin Chen / Bloomberg:
Citigroup Should Be Held Accountable, Obama Aide Podesta Says  —  A A A  —  Nov. 28 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. government should demand accountability and changes at Citigroup Inc., as well as from automakers, in exchange for any financial assistance, a top transition official for President-elect Barack Obama said.
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Trams and History  —  One impediment to streetcar construction in DC is that our local lords of historic preservation have decreed that there can be no overhead wires in the so-called “L'Enfant City” — the original planned City of Washington that includes the bulk of the offices and so forth.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Lest We Forget  —  A few months ago I found myself at a meeting of economists and finance officials, discussing — what else? — the crisis.  There was a lot of soul-searching going on.  One senior policy maker asked, “Why didn't we see this coming?”  —  There was, of course …
Lisa Lerer / The Politico:
Who is Christina Romer?  —  When Barack Obama selected Christina Romer to lead his Council of Economic Advisers, the response of many in Washington was “Christina who?”  —  But in economic circles, Romer was an obvious pick.  The University of California at Berkeley professor …
Discussion: Sirotablog, TIME.com and Donklephant
Rasmussen Reports:
77% Say Children Should Say Pledge At School Every Day  —  Seventy-seven percent (77%) of U.S. voters say school children should say the Pledge of Allegiance every morning at school, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.  —  Just 13% say they should not, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.
Discussion: The Raw Story and Don Surber
Boston Globe:
Mumbai under attack  —  Late Wednesday night, Mumbai, India found itself the target of a ferocious terrorist attack, and the situation remains unresolved even now, three days later.  According to reports, upwards of 60 young men entered Mumbai in small inflatable boats on Wednesday night …
 
 
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Associated Press:
Candidates line up to replace Emanuel
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Amit Varma / The India Uncut Blog:
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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
EPA, Interior Dept. Chiefs Will Be Busy Erasing Bush's Mark
Discussion: TIME.com and Climate Progress
Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
Chicago defies forgotten 2nd Amendment
Discussion: The State
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Joan of Arc Was a Loser [Reader Post]
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Booman Tribune
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
LIEBERMAN IN CONTEXT.... We talked yesterday about new reports …
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Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Change From the Top  —  Sound the alarms, man the barricades, alert the producers!
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Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Cyber-attack on Defense Department computers raises concerns
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From Market Economy to Political Economy
Jill Zuckman / Los Angeles Times:
Go-getters seek jobs in Obama administration
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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